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Collections Online tour; part 1, objects

Motor Car, 1903, Peugeot, Gift of A.R. and J.D. Green, 1955

Our new version of Collections Online has much more content, types of information, and browsing possibilities than before. There’s a bit too much to explain in one post so we’re going to break it up over a series of posts. First up, the obvious, Te Papa’s Collection. Objects Of course a primary goal of ours… Read more »

Want to learn about mosses and liverworts?

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I am helping to organise the 2009 John Child Bryophyte Workshop.   Bryophytes comprise mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.  The Workshop also covers lichens, and it provides a great opportunity  to learn more about these fascinating plants.  Novices are welcome, with guidance provided for beginners. The workshop will be based at Pukeora Estate, near Waipukurau in Hawke’s Bay,… Read more »

The big art book

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  • The limited edition. Gorgeous.
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Hi there, I’m William McAloon, Curator of Historical New Zealand Art here at Te Papa. Over the last couple of years I’ve been working on a big book on Te Papa’s art collection. Art at Te Papa features over 400 works, from the 15th century to the present day. The cover star is Michael Illingworth’s… Read more »

Lancewood hunting

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Field-work is one of the best aspects of working as a Natural Environment curator at Te Papa. I get to spend about three weeks a year in the field collecting plant specimens. I’ve recently returned from ten days field-work in the South Island, collecting samples for our research on lancewood (horoeka, Pseudopanax crassifolius) and fierce… Read more »